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Herbal Energetix Timeline

Find out the process and journey of how Herbal Energetix came to be

Medical Herbalist - Western Herbal Medicine


"As a child, I used to walk along the river banks looking at the thistles, burdock and other wild plants and my interest developed from there."(Susan Koten, founder of the Willow Herbal Centre).

But she didn't take her hobby any further until she studied herbal medicine and began to use the plants she was learning about to deal with family ailments. Susan is qualified in both Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1990 at the School of Herbal Medicine in Tunbridge Wells.


Clinical Practice


Upon gaining her Herbal Medicine qualification, Susan Koten set up practice in her home town of Upminster in Essex. She honed her professional skills over the years treating hundreds of patients until she began to outgrow her premises and so started to think about opening a  clinic and making it a centre for excellence in the field of complementary and alternative therapies. And so the search began for a place that would eventually become  The Willow Herbal Centre.

Chinese Herbal Medicine, Bowen Technique & Allergy Therapist

Chinese Medicine Herbs

In 1997 Susan completed a course of clinical practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine at Nanjing International acupuncture Training Centre in China and in 1998 completed a course at the School of Chinese Herbal Medicine under Michael McIntyre. Susan is also a Bowen Technique Therapist, having qualified in 1995 at the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia. Susan is a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, a Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, a Member of The British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy and a Member of the Bowen Therapy Academy UK.

Willow Herbal Centre


Susan Koten founded the Willow Herbal Centre in 2002 with the aim of providing a selection of complimentary therapists who would work together in a natural, calming environment to help heal the mind, body and spirit of everyone who came for treatment.

There are many complementary and alternative therapies available from the centre including: Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage, Reflexology, Colon Hydrotherapy, Healing, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Aromatherapy and Bowen Technique. More details of the therapies offered can be found at 

Daily Telegraph Article featuring Nikki Page


In March 2010 Nikki Page came to my clinic seeking help.   Her story was particularly harrowing and her health issues were complex.   This is her story that she wrote in the Daily Telegraph following on from that visit.

You can view the article here

What Doctors Don't Tell You - Article


Alice came into my clinic with her mother in October 2010 with a history of type 1 diabetes.   They were in a desperate situation as Alice had been admitted into hospital nine times over the previous two years.   Her experience became a featured article in What Doctors Don’t Tell (January 2013 edition)

Herbal Energetix


Susan Koten founded Herbal Energetix in 2015. A new brand of herbalism that encompasses her new way of working with herbs on an energetic level. She produced her range of sprays, that she uses to great effect within her practice and has recently decided to market a range of Chakra and Energy Sprays that everyone could use. These sprays can be used alone or some may be used in conjunction with her newly developed treatment plans. They are available from the shop. Click here

The Book Launch: 


After many years of study and treating patients, Susan has finally written her book on IBS and the parasite Giardia. This is a culmination of her lifetime's observation from working and helping her many patients from all over the world.

You can buy a copy either direct from the clinic when you consult with Susan or from the online shop HERE. 

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